Monday, March 05, 2012


Convenience foods.  Usually that means a Big Mac. A frozen dinner full of sodium and saturated fat.  Or a Big Gulp of sugar and caffeine.
But not always.  Use these contemporary convenience foods (and bulk-cooking tips) to keep yourself on the weight-loss track.
  • Rotisserie chicken: Slice it and throw into a salad.  Or shred it and toss with barbecue sauce, Thousand Island dressing, or herbed mayo for a sandwich filling.
  • Precut veggies: They are a little more expensive, but worth it if they keep you on the healthy plan. Take those baby carrots or pre-cut celery sticks and dip them in hummus or warmed peanut butter.
  • Pre-mixed yogurt drinks: Check the fat and carb content, but they can be an easy replacement for your blender-made smoothies.
  • Boil a half-dozen eggs instead of two or three.  Eat them all week with a flavored salt
  • You know this one.  Make a double (or triple) version of soup or sauce and freeze it.  Thaw and add some seasonings or eat as is.  Saves time and calories.

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